Employment & Labor Law

High-Quality Employment and Labor Law Services for Minnesota and Wisconsin

Our employment and labor law attorneys offer employers the assistance and expertise they need to understand and exercise their employment and labor law rights. We help our clients minimize their exposure to employment claims and to defend their interests should litigation occur.

We are proud to serve both unionized and non-unionized employers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We provider counsel on a wide range of local, state and federal employment law compliance issues, including workers’ compensation. We also provide a full spectrum of labor law services including guidance in response to organizational activity, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, representation in grievance and interest arbitrations and handling unfair labor practice charges. Lastly, we are experienced in defending employers in all venues, including the National Labor Relations Board, state and federal courts, and local, state and federal regulatory agencies.

Our Employment and Labor Law Services include:

  • ADA
  • ADEA
  • Arbitrations
  • Contract disputes
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Discrimination claims
  • Drug and alcohol policies
  • EEOC
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment contracts and non-competes
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employee handbooks
  • FMLA
  • GINA
  • Grievance handling
  • Harassment claims
  • Hiring and firing
  • Interest arbitrations
  • Labor management relations
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements and Disputes
  • Personnel practices
  • Retaliation claims
  • Trade secrets
  • Wages and hours
  • Workers’ compensation defense

Hanft Fride Employment & Labor Law Attorneys

Richard R. Burns

Of Counsel

Robin C. Merritt


R. Thomas Torgerson


Scott A. Witty